Today's image is titled Cellar Door and was photographed by Will Ringland.
"No, it is neither a cellar nor a door but I like the title for it nonetheless," explains Ringland in his caption for the photo. "This is the steeple window in the Gates of Heaven Chapel. It had some nifty light, no?"
Already busy this spring with weddings, the Gates of Heaven is one of Madison's most historic buildings. As described in a photo essay provided by the Madison Metropolitan School District: "Gates of Heaven Synagogue was designed by August Kutzbock and dedicated in 1863 by a small group of 18 Jewish families. It was used as a synagogue for only 16 years. It is now considered a landmark and has been moved to a site in James Madison Park. It is the oldest synagogue in the Midwest and the third-oldest surviving synagogue in the United States."
More information about the building is available from the Madison Parks Division, the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Madison Inc., and the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association Newsletter.
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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